Every Womans Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World
Women are concerned with a variety of healthcare topics, and we do our best to cover a broad range in each of our quarterly issues. Topics covered in “Every Woman’s Health” might include overviews of common women’s health issues like cardiovascular health, rheumatoid arthritis, or bone health, for example, or offer skin care advice from dermatologists or tips for combating sleep disorders or depression.

Living with RA: Connect and Communicate with Your Rheumatology Nurse

Q&A with Linda Grinnell-Merrick, MS, RN, NP-BC Rheumatology Nursing Society Board Member Nurse Practitioner Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology University of Rochester Medical Center Q: What expertise do rheumatology nurses bring to their relationships with patients? A: Rheumatology nurses have specialized training in inflammatory diseases and clinical expertise in administering and monitoring current treatments. […]

Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Women: Knowledge Is Power

By Eileen J. Lydon, ANP-BC Department of Rheumatology NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Osteoporosis occurs when bones become weak due to loss of bone tissue; osteoporotic bone is thinner and full of holes, and there is less of it. As a result, the bone fractures easily, even due to simple everyday activities like a minor […]

A Nutrition Link to Bone Health: The Bacteria in Your Gut

The connection between the gut and the skeleton offers the potential for novel strategies through nutrition modification. By Diane Schneider, MD The old saying You are what you eat rings true for bone health and your overall health. The impact of nutrition and lifestyle—positive and negative—on our bones is well known, but a different type […]

Managing Migraine

Living with migraine means managing lifestyle and symptoms every day. Two leading headache specialists offer insights into understanding migraine and the value of a whole-person approach to care. By Diana Price Susan McDermott has lived with migraine, a complex neurologic disorder, since her late thirties, after the birth of her second daughter. “When my kids […]

Ask the Doctor: Why Sex Can Be Painful—and How to Manage 

Mary Jane Minkin, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the Yale School of Medicine, offers insight into why discomfort happens, how it can occur at any age, and what to do to best manage it. According to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, research into the sexual experiences of […]

Love and Let Go

Stepping back and letting our kids be independent can be hard, but when we do we allow them essential opportunities for growth and self-reflection. By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM As a mother of two teenage girls, I find that daily life provides myriad opportunities to put my tools and experience as a life […]

Know Your Rights

There are things you can do if your health plan won’t pay for your medical treatment or delays your care. By Stacey Worthy, Esq. Health insurance companies can take a number of steps to control their costs. This can mean your health plan won’t cover certain treatments prescribed by your healthcare provider or the plan […]

The Comfort of Good Care

Prioritizing your needs—both practical and emotional—and spending some time engaged in high-quality research will help you find the right physician. By John Leifer Beyond family, there are few relationships more important than those we share with our doctors. We entrust physicians with our most precious asset—our health and well-being. Yet despite the importance of our […]

Hair Loss after Having a Baby: What to Expect

By Jessica J. Krant, MD, FAAD Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology SUNY Downstate Medical Center If you’ve recently given birth and are concerned about hair loss, there is no need to worry. Many women experience noticeable hair shedding after having a baby; it is normal, temporary, and caused by falling estrogen levels. It usually starts […]

Diagnosis: Osteopenia

By Diane L. Schneider, MD Karen, age 55, just had her first bone-density test. The results indicated osteopenia. She wanted to know what she should do, and she asked the most common question that comes up in the wake of this diagnosis: “Should I be taking a medicine for my bones?” What Is Osteopenia? Osteopenia […]